One major shake-up to the College Football Playoff picture came last weekend with Oregon falling victim to the yearly Arizona State upset that Herm Edwards seemingly pulls out of nowhere. This loss put an end to Oregon's dreams of making the Playoff, but their season is certainly not over, as they have a major rivalry game this weekend in the Civil War against Oregon State, along with the PAC 12 Championship game against Utah on the horizon. Should they pull an upset against Utah in the Championship Game, the PAC 12 will be left out of the Playoff once again this season, which may strengthen the push for an eight-team playoff going forward. Aside from Oregon's loss last weekend, not much else changed at the top, but rivalry week will likely shake things up, as we have a handful of battles with playoff implications on the DraftKings main slate of games. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Michigan against Ohio State will be appointment television, as Jim Harbaugh looks to finally pull out a victory over his number-one rival. Then, later in the afternoon, Alabama heads to Auburn without Tua Tagovailoa, who was lost for the season due to a dislocated hip a few weeks ago. Mac Jones, while a significant downgrade from Tagovailoa, is a capable quarterback that should give the team a chance to win the game, but any slip-up at this point in the season would dash Alabama's hopes and dreams of sneaking a second SEC team into this year's playoff picture. Elsewhere, we've been gifted a handful of expectedly-high-scoring affairs on the main slate of games providing plenty of fantasy goodness to fill out lineups with.
Best of luck to everyone, and as always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this article, feel free to reach out to me on twitter @ThaGreatZambino!
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